Meet the Artisan: Lisi Brothers
Adriano, Lionello and Romano Lisi started their artisan silver workshop in Florence right after WWII . Techniques and creativity passed from generation to generation: their workshop today still manufactures exquisite pieces in sterling silver.
Adriano, Lionello and Romano Lisi started their artisan silver workshop in Florence right after WWII with only “a homemade workbench, a few tools and a lot of need and innate talent.” It was difficult at first to compete with factory-made objects, so the three brothers decided to focus on crafting their own unique pieces, and experimenting with new ways of working metal that were impossible to recreate with machines.
Tell us the story of the company
We start with an idea that can come also directly from the client. This idea is transferred on paper and sketched. It is just a scribble, not a detailed design, because otherwise we won’t enjoy the following stage: the creation of the piece during which the material itself will also react while it is worked. The rest come to life thanks to the skillful hands of the Lisi brothers and sisters. But I can’t say more: certain things should remain secret.
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